Mainstream Support for MSSQL 2012 ending

With mainstream support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 ending 11 July 2017, please see this Knowledge-base link for SQL Server versions supported by Platocode:

Can you do ICD-10-PCS?

Q: Can you do ICD-10-PCS?

Yes. The axes used by PCS axis are a simplified subset of the PlatoCode binary pattern. For a computer, mapping between the two is very straight-forward... the most difficult task is to ensure that axis mapping does not generate a detailed PCS code that does not (yet) exist! This remains true even for codes needing counts or an origin axis that does not form part of the declared procedure description, but is mentioned elsewhere in the detailed operation note.

Don't forget to update your LCDs!

LCD UpdateBecause LCD (Local Coverage Determination) decisions are updated regularly, the PlatoCode Lookup Manager allows you to download LCD updates on demand. Latest LCDs then can be assessed at coding time to prompt coders and reduce round trips through compliance processes.

If you are aware of LCD changes affecting your facility: use Lookup Manager to download latest LCD decisions as soon as possible.


Season's Greetings!

Plato Xmas


Festive Season Hours

To allow our personnel to take a well-earned break, the California office will remain open Monday-Friday with reduced staffing between 25 December and 2 January. The New Zealand office closes for Summer vacation on 21 December and re-opens on January 9.

Support requests raised in the usual fashion will be attended to by a support skeleton staff over this period. If you have a support contract in Australasia or the UK that includes support outside office hours, you can place a call to the support line and your tickets can be prioritized as usual.

Apart from that, we hope people in the Northern hemisphere are treated to a White Christmas, while those down under get to enjoy a blazing hot Summer Christmas!


Use Platocode CAC on Windows 10

Platocode Testing on the Windows 10 Preview is complete. The good news is that all releases of Platocode Win32 User and Server Win32 applications since January 2015 are working seamlessly under the Windows 10 Preview. You can confidently move to Windows 10 without reinstalling or reconfiguring your Platocode setup.

At this stage we still recommend Win32 (32-bit) rather than x64 (64-bit) Platocode versions because of the wider availability of Win32 ActiveX and other GUI elements in 2015. As the Platocode applications are highly efficient, needing no more than 128MB RAM as a rule, there is no compelling reason to move to x64 at this time even though x64 versions continue to be available.

New Coder Interface in Beta Testing

The latest Coder application is in final testing. This new version has numerous advantages including far quicker performance and a more enjoyable experience for the coder who can choose to dual-code at will, or override default codeset preferences with the click of a button. Code searching and interaction with other applications also is much improved, while CCI Edits and other benefits are calculated behind the scenes without affecting application responsiveness. Overall the application is closely aligned with more efficient coder workflow and to allow coders to proceed quickly and surely.


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